On the way to Brazil, KISS enchants Chilean public with great show
Classic American band is touring South America
Translated from Spanish for KISSonline by Jill Cataldo
The legendary rock group KISS, with almost 40 years of longevity, delighted the Chilean audience this Saturday (Nov. 10) with a great show, in which they combined their extensive discography with a haunting presence on the scene. On November 17, KISS plays at Arena Anhembi in São Paulo, with a live video broadcast free to the whole country in HD, including Sony tablets, smartphones and TVs. The group will also perform in Porto Alegre, on November 14, and in Rio de Janeiro on November 18.
During the one hour and 50 minute spectacle, the "Demon", "Starchild", "Spaceman" and "Catman", as its members like to be called, showed the crowd that the old rockers never die.
After the great concert appetizers of Marilyn Manson and Slayer, the audience waited impatiently to see KISS live, headlining the largest show of the first day of the festival.
While some attendees had not yet reached adulthood, and many were not born yet when albums were first being released by the American rock band, it didn't matter. They all screamed "Kiss, Kiss!" The most daring even showed their idolatry with their faces painted.
With a combination of lights, smoke and fire, bassist Gene Simmons, lead singer Paul Stanley, and guitarist Tommy Thayer came down on a platform and began the show with "Detroit Rock City."
"Shout It Out Loud," and soon after, the single "Hell or Hallelujah" from their latest album "Monster," were well-received with cheers by the audience.
These musicians have nothing left to prove, but nonetheless decided to show their prowess, interacting with the thousands of people in attendance. The singer spoke Spanish with a clear American accent, shouting "Santiagoooo!", the traditional "Como estão?" and even sang an animated version of "La Bamba."
Simmons, Stanley, Thayer and Singer played selections from their wide discography, with over 100 million copies sold worldwide, while the lights, smoke, flames and all the band's paraphernalia rounded out the night.
At five minutes to midnight, the stage darkened. It' couldn't be the end. The audience wanted more. Encoring with two of the band's best songs, KISS first played "I Was Made for Lovin' You," followed moments later by "Rock And Roll All Nite," as KISS met its thousands of fans.
Fireworks, and guitarist Paul Stanley flying in the air, brought the show to a close.